21 June 2011

Between 1949-89, the Soviet Union detonated 456 atomic devices in an area of north east Kazakhstan called The Polygon leaving behind a genetically damaged population. British filmmaker, Anthony Butts, visits the people of Semipalatinsk, a place where sheep graze on the radio active craters and one in 20 children are born with birth defects.

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Dr Toleukhan Nurmagambetov is the boss of the maternity clinic and is trying to persuade an already disfigured woman to terminate her pregnancy. He wants to introduce a genetic passport which will prevent those with suspect genes from giving birth whilst victims defend their right to have children.

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After the Apocalypse screens at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28 June. The documentary is 65 minutes long and will be followed by 30 minute discussion with the film's director and Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Bobbie Farsides.

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You can buy tickets online here, in person at the Box Office or by calling 0871 902 5737. If you want to find out more, take a look at the film’s website.

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